Having a say in Primary School
In Primary, our School Council is a group of pupils elected by their peers to represent the opinions and issues raised by other pupils then communicate back to the Headteacher and Principal. The school council can also take forward projects on behalf of the pupils, and be involved in planning these projects by being in charge of small budgets and implementing changes around the school. Students will have focus group sessions where they will discuss which ideas are possible to implement. They will also have a page in the yearbook documenting the changes they have made. School Council will also present an assembly to the primary school, sharing the changes they have made. The main benefit of school council is to give pupils a voice within school life, experience of decision making, debating, team work and confidence building.
Initially, Primary students can become involved by expressing an interest with their teacher and putting themselves forward when the vote takes place. Once on the school council the children meet fortnightly to discuss issues and ideas raised by their peers. They will sometimes meet with the Principal and Primary head to discuss how they can implement changes.
Primary Student Council 2018-2019
Aim of the Council: To encourage a shared responsibility for aspects of day-to-day life at school and to develop a caring and co-operative community.
The Council is made up of representatives from Years 3 to 6 and supported by Mrs. Cannon, our Deputy Head of Primary, and Ms. Anna Dunhill, Year 3 Teacher.
2018-2019 elected members –
Leadership in the Secondary School
We know the importance of giving students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, and we have a range of different ways to do this.
Each form group has a Form Representative who is elected by their peers. From the group of Form Representatives, a Year Representative will be elected whose job it is to summarise the ideas generated by each tutor group and deliver these to the Senior Leadership Team. By opening these levels of communication, we can ensure that students’ views and opinions are considered during the formulation and review of policies that are relevant to the student body.
We also have positions for Head Boy and Head Girl who have the task of leading the whole of Secondary School student body and provide role models for the students to aspire to. In fact, as the candidates for this post were so strong this year, we have also included a new post of ‘Deputy Head Student’ who will support both the Head Boy and Head Girl in performing their duties.
Secondary Student Guild 2018 – 2019
Head Boy: Luca Coban (12C)
Head Girl: Jessica Feng (12B)
Deputy Head Student: Jeremy Cao (12A)
Year 7 Representative: George Moody
7A – Sneha Sundarasetty
7B – Julia Seidel
7C – George Moody
7D – Conall Harrington
7E – Gabrielle Kang
Year 8 Representative: Scarlett Moseley
8A – Scarlett Moseley
8B – Thati Dikobe
8C – Celine Zeng
8D – Jasmine Van Heerden
Year 9 Representative: Zain Khan
9A – Lucy Carroll
9B – Clara Otero Nguyen
9C – Zain Khan
Year 10 Representative: Gilbert Ahn
10A – Gilbert Ahn
10B – Hazel Lee
10C – Emily YiRan Liu
Year 11 Representative: Nicolai Roselund
11A – Sebastian Van Der Merwe
11B – Nicolai Roselund
11C – Saraine Chan
Year 12 Representative: SeungWook Kim
12A – Daniel Raab
12B – Joshua Lee
12C – SeungWook Kim
In addition we have House captains for sports and other House competitions. Again these leaders are elected by the students themselves, and become responsible for organising the students of their Houses in competitions.
Normans: Elisa Bellilo (9C), Daniel Kim (8D)
Romans: Emma Frenkian (9A), Amanda Willmann (8B)
Saxons: Lina Patuschka (9A), Erin Robinson (8A)
Vikings: YeChan Kong (8A), Julia Seidel (7B)
In upper school we strongly encourage all students to participate in the International Award programme. This helps them to develop confidence, learn new skills and to develop as a team player, as well as becoming a better leader.